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Prescribed Burn Gets Out Of Control At Beltrami Island State Forest

Governor Mark Dayton has called out the Minnesota National Guard to assist with firefighting efforts

BELTRAMI ISLAND STATE FOREST, Minn. — A DNR-prescribed fire intended to manage brushlands at Beltrami Island State Forest has gotten out of hand. Governor Mark Dayton has called out the Minnesota National Guard to assist with firefighting efforts. The fire started spreading yesterday and quickly consumed 500 acres. So far, no structures or private land are threatened. The fire is…